Media Advisory - Take your shot at $100,000 at the RBC Avion Golf Challenge



    Putt like the Pros on Bay Street's "one-of-a-kind" putting green!!!

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Leading up to the 100th playing of the RBC
Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON, RBC is inviting the
public to come and experience a unique six-hole, 1,700-square foot putting
green in the heart of downtown Toronto. Beginning July 13, participants with
the lowest scores can qualify to earn a spot in the semi-finals, taking place
at Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto on July 24. Five lucky finalists will then have
the opportunity to take their best shot at a 60-foot putt on the 18th green at
Glen Abbey Golf Club immediately following the final round of the RBC Canadian
Open on Sunday, July 26 for their chance to win $100,000.

    
    What:  The RBC Avion Golf Challenge tests players' skills and nerves as
           they putt to win for themselves and for charity on a unique
           six-hole golf course in the heart of downtown Toronto.

           Participation is free. Full rules and regulations for the
           Challenge will be available as of July 6 at
           www.rbcaviongolfchallenge.com.

    Why:   Each finalist has the chance to win $100,000. For every winning
           putt, an additional $100,000 will be shared between two
           charities - $50,000 to the Mike Weir Foundation and $50,000 to the
           Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)

    Where: Royal Bank Plaza
           Southwest corner of Bay Street and Wellington Street West in
           Toronto

    When:  Monday July 13 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
           Tuesday July 14 to Friday July 17 and Monday July 20 to
           Thursday July 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
           Friday July 24 10 a.m. to noon - Semi-finals start at 2 p.m.

           Five lucky finalists will then take their best shot at a 60-foot
           putt on the 18th green at Glen Abbey immediately following the
           final round of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, July 26.
    






For further information:

For further information: Jackie Braden, Manager, Sponsorship
Communications, (416) 974-1724, jackie.braden@rbc.com


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